My youngest daughter has always loved drawing and has taken a renewed interest in it again lately. To help nurture her talent, I customized a sketch book for her:
To customize the cover, I stamped a variety of Pink Ink Stamp Company’s latest summer release of stamps all over the cover. I love all the beachy, summery images and hope these will help inspire my daughter over the summer! I added my daughter's name using Essentials by Ellen Basic Alpha:
And since this is a sketch book, I thought it would be appropriate to keep the images stamped in just black ink. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink and was very pleased with how well the images stamped out on the leather cover! Don’t you love all the fun, amazing details in these images?!!
The book I’m using is a 6” x 8” senseBook. This book has a beautiful recycled genuine leather cover! The book also has thread binding, a red ribbon bookmark, 135 numbered index pages to easily keep your thoughts / sketches / drawings organized, acid-free wood paper, personal information page, red elastic rubber band closure, 16 perforated pages for easy removal, 7 pages of index for individual organization, ruler of paper with centimeters and inches, and is available in three page styles: blank, ruled, or squared! There are three senseBook sizes: Small: 4" x 6", Medium: 6" x 8" (the size I’m using), and Large: 8" x 11".
This is just one available style. You can find the whole senseBook collection here.
And because I know someone will ask / want to know -- I found the inside pages are pretty Copic-compatible. I stamped Beach Cabanas #2274L on the inside cover page (also using Memento Tuxedo Black ink) and colored it:
I used these Copic markers and was able to do some decent shading:
I also tested out coloring Flowery Flip Flops #2272J on the back cover, and think it turned out pretty well!
You just have to experiment with your color selection, when coloring onto a darker surface like this leather. You could use kraft cardstock to practice, before committing to a cover like this.
And if you are wondering just how much I love these new Pink Ink stamps, I kinda like flip flops -- if you didn't know that already!! :)